Dr. Risa Horowitz

Visual Arts Department

Office: RC 247.2/RC 047
E-mail: risa.horowitz@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5641
Website: http://www.risahorowitz.com

Research interests

Photo and lens-based media; conceptual, performance, and durational practices; time and its representation; art & science; critical landscape theories; creative writing; the relationships between expert-amateur, hobby-work, leisure-productivity.

Dr. Risa Horowitz has lived and worked in seven Canadian provinces as an artist, educator, writer, and gallery programmer. Her work, which includes photography, video, painting, drawing, performance, electronics, installation, and writing, has been exhibited across Canada and abroad. Horowitz has received numerous federal and provincial arts grants. Her works are in the public collections of Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

In 2021, Horowitz was inducted as an Academician to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2020 Horowitz represented Canadian women artists in A New Light, an exhibition at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC that included several paintings from her Trees of Canada series.

In her teaching Horowitz supports students in developing their critical and conceptual practices through lens-based, installation, performance-based, and expanded media.

  • PhD (Visual Arts), York University, 2012
  • MFA (Visual Arts), University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • BFA (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Studies, honours), York University, 1995


Works of Note

2023, Wayfinding and Fieldtrips, with the Library Research Collective (R. Horowitz, P. Tremblay, D. Kemp, A. Kurina), part of I/A 360 Immersive Video environment at InterAccess, Toronto. Part of UofR Humanities Research Institute 2022-2023 Fellowship.

2022, real-time-slow-motion (all night sun), part of “Seeing Stars”, curated by Layla Bloom and Hondartza Fraga, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

2022, Recherchebreen Lagoon, part of “Snow Screening”, at the Cloud Factory, Corner Brook

2020, A New Light: Canadian Woman Artists featuring “Trees of Canada” paintings. Organized by Global Affairs Canada with the Canada Council Art Bank and ScotiaBank. Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C, February-May 2020 (gallery then web presentation). Feature UofR story here.


2019, Falling Stars, Stella Cadenti (video installation) organized by Lumen London, Group exhibition resulting from 2019 Lumen artist residency in Atina, Italy. January 25-27, The Crypt Gallery, London, England.


2018, I Set Out to Track the Sun, solo exhibiiton at Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway. With catalogue and essay by Rebecca Huxley. Feature UofR story here.


2018, “Alba Lunare; Tramonto Della Luna”, part of Arte e Astronomia organized by Lumen London, Chiesa San Francesco, Piazza Garibady, Atina, Italy.


2017, Infrontofamidbefore (the combination and assembly of all these possibilities), solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Regina. With essay by Terri Fidelak. Feature UofR story here.


2017, “Starfields and Fields”, in What Does the Image Stand For? Curated by Ami Barak, Momenta Biennale, Gallerie de L’UQAM, Montreal. With catalogue.


2016, “Starfields and Fields”, part of Landscapes and Silence, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt, Kashi Gallery, Kochi, India, a satellite project of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. With catalogue.


2016, Imaging Saturn (Modelling Views), solo exhibition at Platform Centre through Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. With essay by Tom Kohut.